Publications

Introduction

AASHE’s publications library is the leading repository of reports, journal articles, books, and student research on sustainability in higher education. Certain publication types are entered in the annual AASHE Awards Program.

At a Glance

1773
Total Resources
763
Organizations
54
Countries
51
U.S. States & Territories
7
Canadian Provinces

Bars in graphs can be clicked to view resources that align with a particular category. Because a resource may be listed under multiple topics and disciplines, graph data may include higher total counts than what is indicated in total resources above.

1773 resources

Development and Validation of Green Eating Behaviors, Stage of Change, Decisional Balance, and Self-Efficacy Scales in College Students

  • University of Rhode Island (RI)

Objective: To develop and validate an instrument to assess environmentally conscious eating (Green Eating [GE]) behavior (BEH) and GE Transtheoretical Model constructs including Stage of Change (SOC), Decisional Balance (DB ...


University Student Perceptions of Seasonal and Local Foods

This study examined how university students conceptualize “seasonal” and “local” in relation to food. Because starting college often represents the first time many people assume primary responsibility for their meals ...


Clean Energy Patent Growth Index - 2015 Year in Review

The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) tracks the growth of patents in the clean energy sector from 2002 to the present. Among other things, it includes a ranking of ...


An interdisciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability education: developing geography students’ understandings of sustainable development using poetry

  • Anglia Ruskin University

Education for sustainable development (ESD) persists as an important concept within international policy and yet, despite considerable debate, there remains a lack of consensus as to a pedagogy for ESD ...


Key trends in IEA public energy technology research, development and demonstration (RD&D) budgets

This analysis of public funding for energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) in member countries of the International Energy Agency shows that the share of energy RD&D budgets spent on ...


Modeling the Relationship Among Perceived Corporate Citizenship, Firms’ Attractiveness, and Career Success Expectation

Drawing on propositions from the signaling theory and expectancy theory, this study hypothesizes that the perceived corporate citizenship of job seekers positively affects a firm’s attractiveness and career success ...


Corporate environmental responsibility, employer reputation and employee commitment: an empirical study in developed and emerging economies

Employer reputation is relevant not only to attract but also to retain qualified employees. While in the past financial incentives have been the most important instrument, corporate environmental responsibility (CER ...


The contribution of corporate social responsibility to organizational commitment

This study investigates the relationship between organizational commitment and employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) within a model that draws on social identity theory. Specifically, we examine the impact ...


Corporate social responsibility and labor turnover

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

This paper aims to estimate empirically the effect on the voluntary turnover (quit) rate of employees when a large public corporation already judged as an outstanding employer is also ranked ...


Organizational Commitment in Manufacturing Employees: Relationships With Corporate Social Performance

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Despite the numerous forays into understanding the concept and consequences of Corporate Social Performance (CSP), very little is known about how CSP impacts employees. In response, this study examines the ...


Is Employee Organizational Commitment Related to Firm Environmental Sustainability?

Organizational commitment refers to an individual’s identification and involvement with an organization. This paper examines the organizational commitment of employees toward firms with varying levels of environmental sustainability efforts ...


Corporate social responsibility as a source of employee satisfaction

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Corporate social responsibility has received an increasing amount of attention from practitioners and scholars alike in recent years. However, very little is known about whether or how corporate social responsibility ...


Modeling the relationship between perceived corporate citizenship and organizational commitment considering organizational trust as a moderator

This study proposes a research model based on social identity theory, which examines the moderating role of organizational trust on the relationship between corporate citizenship and organizational commitment. In the ...


Understanding employees' responses to corporate social responsibility: mediating roles of overall justice and organisational identification

Prior research has suggested that corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributes to organisations' competitive advantage by influencing stakeholders' attitudes. While existing research indicates that CSR relates to some employee outcomes, the ...


‘Employees response to corporate social responsibility: Exploring the role of employees’ collectivist orientation’

  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

Since the extant literature largely ignores the conditions that moderate the impact of CSR on employees’ related outcomes, we examine the moderating effect of employees’ collectivist orientation on the relationship ...


Perceptions of corporate social responsibility, organizational commitment and job satisfaction

This paper aims to, first, investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR)’s various dimensions on organizational commitment and job satisfaction, and, second, to examine the moderating role of ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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The effect of employee CSR attitudes on job satisfaction and organizational commitment: evidence from the Bangladeshi banking industry

This paper aims to investigate the relations between employee corporate social responsibility (CSR) attitudes on job satisfaction (JS) and organizational commitment (OC) in the context of Bangladeshi banks in the ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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The influence of corporate social responsibility on employee satisfaction

The purpose of this paper is to examine the association between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee satisfaction. The study proposes and empirically tests two hypotheses: that CSR is positively ...

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Examining the effects of corporate social responsibility and ethical leadership on turnover intention

The purpose of this paper is to apply the self-concept theory and conservation of resources theory to develop a model that explains how both corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethical ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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Employable graduates for responsible employers

  • Higher Education Academy (York)

This report explores links between sustainability and employability in the graduate job market in relation to higher education teaching and learning. This was achieved in two ways - firstly, by researching ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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Corporate Social Performance And Organizational Attractiveness To Prospective Employees

Drawing on propositions from social identity theory and signaling theory, we hypothesized that firms' corporate social performance (CSP) is related positively to their reputations and to their attractiveness as employers ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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Green not (only) for profit: An empirical examination of the effect of environmental-related standards on employees’ recruitment☆

Thanks to an original database on French firms we investigate the impact of environmental-related standards on employees’ recruitment. Using a bivariate probit model, we show that voluntary environmental-related standards (i ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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Modeling Corporate Social Performance and Job Pursuit Intention: Mediating Mechanisms of Corporate Reputation and Job Advancement Prospects

An important issue for successful recruitment is to increase the pursuit intention of job seekers. This study discusses such issue by proposing a research model based on the signaling theory ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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Tell me your socially responsible practices, I will tell you how attractive for recruitment you are! The impact of perceived CSR on organizational attractiveness

This experimental study seeks to extend the current knowledge about the impact of corporate social responsibility on organizational attractiveness by analyzing the mediating role of corporate image. To the best ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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Green and nongreen recruitment practices for attracting job applicants: exploring independent and interactive effects

The study is based on the reactions of a sample of Italian graduate students to the websites of seven companies operating in Italy. It addresses two specific issues in the ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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Illuminating the Signals Job Seekers Receive from an Employer's Community Involvement and Environmental Sustainability Practices: Insights into Why Most Job Seekers Are Attracted, Others Are Indifferent, and a Few Are Repelled

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Evidence shows that job seekers tend to be attracted to employers known for their corporate social responsibility (CSR), but relatively little is known about the underlying psychological processes. Moreover, the ...

  • Posted July 28, 2017
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A moderated mediation model of CSR and organizational attractiveness among job applicants: Roles of perceived overall justice and attributed motives

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the mediating role of perceived overall justice and the moderating effect of self- and other-centered motives in the relationship between organizational corporate ...

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Corporate social responsibility and organizational attractiveness: implications for talent management

Talent management is a twenty-first-century concern. Attracting talented individuals to organizations is an important source for firm competitive advantage. Building on signaling theory, this paper proposes that corporate social responsibility ...

  • Posted July 27, 2017
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The Relationship between Perceptions of Corporate Citizenship and Organizational Commitment

  • Missouri State University (MO)

The results of a survey of business professionals verified a relationship between perceptions of corporate citizenship and organizational commitment. More important, the results demonstrated that the relationship between corporate citizenship ...

  • Posted July 25, 2017
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Corporate Social Performance and Attractiveness as an Employer to Different Job Seeking Populations

  • Concordia University Wisconsin (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

This study investigates the hypothesis that the advantage corporate social performance (CSP) yields in attracting human resources depends on the degree of job choice possessed by the job seeking population ...

  • Posted July 25, 2017
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Calibrating MBA Job Preferences for the 21st Century

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Our research studies what MBAs in the 21st century care about during their job searches. We update the MBA job preference literature by using adaptive conjoint analysis to calibrate the ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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Corporate Social Performance As a Competitive Advantage in Attracting a Quality Workforce

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Several researchers have suggested that a talented, quality workforce will become a more important source of competitive advantage for firms in the future. Drawing on social identity theory and signaling ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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Linking Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility and Intention to Quit: The Mediating Role of Job Embeddedness

Systematic research regarding the effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on organizational stakeholder groups, like employees, remains sparse. This article examines employees’ reaction to CSR programmes at the attitudinal level ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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The Relationship Between Norwegian and Swedish Employees’ Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility and Affective Commitment

Corporations are spending a substantial and increasing amount of money on corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, little is known about the effects on key stakeholders of these activities. This study ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Choice Intentions: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

A theory of planned behavior (TPB) framework was employed to investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) perceptions on the job choice intentions of American, Chinese, and Lebanese college ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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CSR as Organization–Employee Relationship Management Strategy: A Case Study of Socially Responsible Information Technology Companies in India

  • National University of Singapore

This study examined corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a probable relationship management strategy that could strengthen relationships between organizations and their employees. Specifically, this study explored linkages between employee perceptions ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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Exploring the Relationship Between Corporate Social Performance and Employer Attractiveness

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

Building on existing studies suggesting that corporate social performance (CSP) is important in the job choice process, the authors investigate job seekers’ perceptions of importance of CSP and explore effects ...

  • Posted July 21, 2017
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Living Labs Research

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (Gloucestershire)

A university or college living lab is where real-world institutional problems are addressed in new dynamic partnerships between all the institution's stakeholder groups. A living lab facilitates a bridge ...

  • Posted July 13, 2017
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Overcoming Barriers: Organizational Effectiveness of College Sustainability Offices

  • Eckerd College (FL)

This study assesses the organizational effectiveness of six small colleges that have demonstrated a commitment to campus sustainability practices. Given the complex structures and competing demands within a small college ...

  • Posted July 13, 2017
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Hear My Voice: Strengthening the College Pipeline for Young Men of Color in California

The Ed Trust–West report, Hear My Voice, examines the intersection of race, gender, and education and draws upon on-campus interviews with male students of color, parents, educators, and administrators ...

  • Posted July 13, 2017
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The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions

Current anthropogenic climate change is the result of greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere, which records the aggregation of billions of individual decisions. Here we consider a broad range of ...

  • Posted July 13, 2017
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Breaking Through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World

Think about the last time you tried to talk with someone about political, social, or environmental issues who didn’t already agree with you. How well did it go?

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Green Awakenings Report 2011: Identifying the assets and barriers to creation care on Christian campuses

  • Messiah College (PA)
  • Abilene Christian University (TX)
  • Calvin College (MI)
  • Gordon College (MA)
  • Renewal: Students Caring for Creation (MI)
  • Eastern University (PA)
  • Baylor University (TX)

Renewal’s 2011 Green Awakenings: Digging Deeper explores the conditions that lead to the success or failure of creation care initiatives on Christian campuses. As Renewal has witnessed more engagement ...

  • Posted June 26, 2017
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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: The Effectiveness of Community-Based Social Marketing on Energy Conservation for Sustainable University Campuses

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Kansas State University (KS)

The paper presents a community-based social marketing (CBSM) study that was conducted at Kansas State University (KSU) to determine potential strategies to decrease energy consumption on college campuses. The study ...

  • Posted June 22, 2017
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Education for sustainability in higher education: a multiple-case study of three courses

Education for sustainability (EfS) in higher education is an emerging specialisation within the general field of EfS. EfS encompasses cognitive, affective and behavioural aspects, and aims at enhancing a variety ...

  • Posted June 22, 2017
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Educating the Future of Sustainability

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • University of New Haven (CT)

The future of global environmental sustainability is contingent upon educating the next generation of environmental stewards. Critical elements of training such an interdisciplinary workforce include mentoring and experiential learning in ...

  • Posted June 22, 2017
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What should every citizen know about ecology?

  • Radford University (VA)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

The level of ecological literacy among the general population in the US and other countries is not known, although there is widespread concern that it is too low to enable ...

  • Posted June 22, 2017
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What are the key elements of a sustainable university?

Nowadays, the principles of sustainable development are becoming increasingly important and universities are acting as agents in promoting these principles within society. In the future, universities will inevitably play crucial ...

  • Posted June 22, 2017
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Using indicators to profile energy consumption and to inform energy policy in a university—A case study in Ireland

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The services sector has the least amount of energy end use data available, which poses significant challenges to companies within the sector attempting to benchmark their energy performance and inform ...

  • Posted June 22, 2017
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Using a class to conduct a carbon inventory: A case study with practical results at Macalester College

  • Macalester College (MN)

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the practical realities of using a college seminar to fulfill the carbon audit requirement for signatories to the American College and University ...

  • Posted June 22, 2017
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